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Food Lore is a cafe, caterer, venue hire and function space centrally located on North Terrace. in Adelaide CBD. Our goal is simple; Look forward to Lunch!”

Our Story

Welcome to our first bricks and mortar space, run by sisters, Megan, Chelsea, and Nikki.

Growing up on Kangaroo Island we were surrounded by good food since the very start. From our Grandmother who can’t drive past a fig tree without making jam to our Mother who launched one of Adelaide’s first pesto and tapenade businesses. We even had a restaurant in our lounge room which transformed with a cloak over the TV every Friday and Saturday night.

In 2015 we bought a food truck and named her Cargo. We began travelling the state of SA to serve our globally inspired street food at public events. Soon our passion to cook and serve the best food alongside our brand of thoughtful hospitality guided us toward catering. We stopped ‘trucking’ and became a fully fledged catering business. Cargo Catering Co. offers a high end service of premium canapés and long table feasts.

Not the type to rest on our laurels, a chance Gumtree find, and many months of restoration and renovation gave us The Speakeasy Hotel. Our Hollywood Art Deco themed mobile bar, equipped with a sparkling crystal chandelier, allowed us to provide a premium beverage service for those that value a good drink.

We love Adelaide. From urban foraging lemons and figs to blatantly trespassing on the search for the enigmatic Adelaide Hills porcini. The Central Market feels like home and the local restaurant scene is loaded with inspiration. Adelaide is just the place for three sisters to indulge their passion and run our very own cafe and catering business.


Just as folk lore gets passed from generation to generation so too do great recipes. Thus, we are Food Lore and with inspiration from all around the world our food is truely modern Australian. Locally sourced is always our preference and big flavour is non-negotiable. For us, it’s all about real food, real good coffee and honest hospitality.

Serving Kangarilla’s Dawn Patrol coffee, 100% sustainable and traceable, with the best local Fleurieu milk. Your caffeine addiction will become your favourite time of the day.

Exceptional food, thoughtful hospitality

Catering Services



day-to-day catering


special event catering


drinks service
beautiful spaces

Venue Hire

From 5 to 250 guests, we have the perfect space for your event. Venue hire suited for team and boardroom meetings to all day conferences and cocktail parties.
Our inner city location, adjacent the Adelaide Convention Centre is perfectly positioned for easy access via public transport and parking options close by.

museum info


Our home is unique. We are housed within MOD. Australia’s leading future-focused museum, provoking new ideas at the intersection of science, art and innovation. For visitors, MOD. is a free science experience like no other. A tourist icon bringing together the general public, researchers, students and industry to interact, learn and be inspired. MOD. presents an ambitious annual program including two seasonal exhibitions as well as talks, workshops and special events.

Book your catering

WE ARE A LOW WASTE SPACE. Compostable and recyclable packaging. Rewards for using your own cups and plates. Composting bins available for food waste.

To book your catering click on the buttons above or enquire with the form below to discuss your event.